It's no secret that Michael Thomas has become one of the best wide receivers in the NFL in his four seasons with the New Orleans Saints. Dominating his competition is nothing new for the former Ohio State standout either, he's been tearing it up his whole life.
That includes when he playing at Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California.
Thomas led the state of California with 1,656 receiving yards, adding 21 touchdowns on 86 receptions in his senior year. Even still, he was just a four-star recruit when he committed to Ohio State.
He got some playing time as a true freshman at Ohio State, but the Buckeyes ended up redshirting him in his sophomore season. His next two seasons were solid, if unspectacular, catching a combined 110 passes for 1,580 yards and 18 touchdowns. That was impressive enough to make him a first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, however.
It didn't take him long to tear it up at the NFL level. He has recorded over 1,100 receiving yards in all four of his seasons, catching a combined 32 touchdowns. He led the NFL in receptions in 2018, then had a historic 2019 season, leading the NFL with 1,725 yards while setting the all-time single-season record with 149 receptions. He was a first-team All-Pro in both years.
With Drew Brees entering the twilight of his career, Saints fans have to be feeling pretty confident in the long-term outlook of their passing attack with Thomas signed to a long-term contract.
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